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My egg sits in a wooden table, on a wooden deck, less than 10 feet from our log cabin. Additionally, this deck sits about 15 feet over the woodpile for our wood stove. I'll do turbo whenever possible, but will do overnighters when necessary. I won't leave the house, but I could be on the other side of my property doing whatever and usually don't give it much thought. We do have fire extinguishers handy and a fire matt in front of the lower vent.
My eggs reside on my screened in back porch for now. they have been there for a few years. The porch has stone floor and the only wall is brick, but it is a standard wood and screen porch with a roof. I have done countless overnight cooks and left the house mutliple times with it going. Eventually putting them on a flagstone patio, but for now the porch is all I can do. I typically use the screen door so an ember doesn't fly out, but other than that little to no safety precautions. So far so good, but not an ideal situation by any means. They do sit on the furthest point away from the house, but still next to wood rails.
Little Steven said:
Little Steven said:Thanks Q
Little Steven said:
Old dogs as they say. You would know all about that wouldn't you?
Millsy said:I have done enough cooks now that I know that nothing will happen.
I have done enough cooks now that I know that nothing will happen.
IMO fire getting away on a low n slow cook is almost 'impossible'. The risk is somehow the lit lumps/ember 'escape' the egg due to external factor(s).
WOW i cant believe this topic - I have told my wife a million times that our BGE on the wood deck is 100% safe. Looks like I was wrong and might have to rethink our setup - yikes.
Mine sits on a wooden table,on a deck which is right next to my weatherboard house!
I have left it twice while I've gone to work,and have done quite a few overnighters too.